Grove City’s service department hosts Touch-a-Truck in the Town Center

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
The city of Grove City’s public service department hosted its second annual Touch-A-Truck event at Town Center Park on May 27. Established to bring awareness to National Public Works Week, children of all ages – including those who are still young at heart – were able to inspect and enjoy the vast array of vehicles the department uses over the course of the year to maintain the grounds and lands throughout the city. This front-end loader, which is primarily used to pick up and move heavy materials, proved to be one of the best spots for shade and a most excellent place for a photo shoot for infants like Hunter Houghton.
Grant Utrup, 7, demonstrates the best way to navigate sharp turns in this John Deere utility vehicle. These gators that the city uses are primarily used to carry tools and travel down narrow alleys and pathways.
Cooper Ollam, 5, is delighted as he gets behind the wheel of this John Deere tractor. The resident of Galloway said he had “a lot of fun” inspecting all of the heavy machinery at the Touch-A-Truck event.
City employee Brian Roth helps Paislee Hargis, 5, “pick up trash” on the road.
Broxton Strauss, 3, gets comfortable in the skid steer.
New Jersey resident Bill Tinucci helps his grandson, Theo, write a message of support to the city’s service workers. City officials said these banners will be displayed in the service department building.
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